The Jewish Town and The Encounters with Modernity – guided tour with audio description and tactile graphics

Jedno spotkanie, dwie galerie – spacer po wystawie stałej z audiodeskrypcją
Jedno spotkanie, dwie galerie – spacer po wystawie stałej z audiodeskrypcją, fot. Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

During our meeting, we shall explore two galleries forming part of the core exhibition.

  • 19 January, 4 PM, free admission


  • The Jewish Town gallery tells the story of Jews who lived in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the 17th and 18th century. The overarching theme of the gallery is the everyday life of Jews; we will explore the market square and the synagogue and learn about the family and neighbourly relations during that period – including relations between Jews and Christians.
  • In the Encounters with Modernity gallery, we will look back at the history of the Poland under Partitions and their consequences for Jews. Together we will stand beneath the chuppah, learn about the Hasidic movement and how education at a yeshiva looked like; we will also discuss the role of Jews in the construction of Poland’s railway network.

The event is available for persons with vision impairments as well as for the blind.

The activity "Open Museum – Education in Action" is carried out within the project "Jewish Cultural Heritage", component "Faces of Diversity". Supported from the Norway and EEA Grants by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.